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Through our Community Services courses, we offer a wide range of study and career pathways, from aged care and mental health to disability and youth work.  And we've partnered with leading community services sector organisations, so our students benefit from getting direct access to industry placements.
Community Services Open Days

A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them.


If you're interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the:


- Application process
- Contact hours
- Course structure
- Career opportunities


Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher.


We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake.



*We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (day time or evening delivery).

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them.


If you're interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the:


- Application process
- Contact hours
- Course structure
- Career opportunities


Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher.


We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake.



*We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (day time or evening delivery).

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

Attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Diploma of Counselling offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions will be facilitated by a Social Science teacher and each session will cover:
-application process
-contact hours
-course structure
-career opportunities
Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak with a Social Science teacher 1 on 1.
We'll also be accepting applications on the night so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake.

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

Do you want to make a valuable contribution to the lives of people with a disability? Are you passionate about empowerment, advocacy, and inclusion? This session will provide you with information about the Certificate IV in Disability, the Nationally Accredited course for Disability Support Workers.


Visit us on Open Day to come and talk to us about how we can assist you to discover the skills and knowledge you need to become a qualified Disability Support Worker. Join us for a presentation, by our experienced trainers, highlighting course information, placement opportunities, and pathway options.


The session starts promptly at 4pm.

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Passionate about helping individuals who require support due to aging, disability and other reasons? This session will provide you with information about how we can help you provide person-centred support to those who need it.

Join us for this presentation and discover the rewards of working with older persons, the benefits of our industry connections and details of our Individual Support course.


The session starts promptly at 4pm.

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

Passionate about helping individuals who require support due to aging, disability and other reasons? This session will provide you with information about how we can help you provide person-centred support to those who need it.

Join us for this presentation and discover the rewards of working with older persons, the benefits of our industry connections and details of our Individual Support course.


The session starts promptly at 4pm.

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

Design, implement and evaluate leisure and health activities. This session will provide you information about our course and how we can support you to be successful as an activities coordinator in a range of settings.


Visit us on Open Day for a presentation and short activity, presented by our experienced trainers, highlighting industry placement opportunities and future pathways.


The session starts promptly at 4pm.

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Let's actively make a difference! Visit us on Open Day at our Youth Work session to get a taste of what it is like to be a Youth Worker and hear first hand from our passionate Youth Work teachers how amazing it is to work in this sector. You will also experience some ice breaker activities and learn how to engage with young people and have some fun!

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them.


If you're interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the:


- Application process
- Contact hours
- Course structure
- Career opportunities


Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher.


We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake.



*We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin or City campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (daytime or evening delivery).

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them.


If you're interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the:


- Application process
- Contact hours
- Course structure
- Career opportunities


Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher.


We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake.



*We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin or City campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (daytime or evening delivery).

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

Attend our information sessions to learn more about our suite of courses in the mental health and alcohol and other drug areas offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions will be facilitated by a Social Science teacher and each session will cover:


- Application process
- Contact hours for each of the different course options
- Course structures available for our Certificate IV and Diploma
- Career opportunities


Attendees will also have time to ask questions and speak with a Social Science teacher 1 on 1.


We'll also be accepting applications on the night so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake.


This session will cover our Certificate IV in Mental Health, Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, and our Diploma of Mental Health.

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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The Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a short course which will give you a clear understanding of the scheme and what it means to work with a person who accesses the scheme.

The course is designed for:
- people who have just started working in the disability sector as a direct support worker (DSW)
- people already working in the disability sector who would like to learn more about the NDIS
- aged care workers, nurses, education support workers, childcare workers, or people with other qualifications who work with people accessing the NDIS.

While this short course can provide a pathway to further qualifications, it is not meant to replace full certificate-level qualifications.


The Victorian Government has set a minimum qualification strategy for residential care workers in Victoria.

The new minimum standards require residential care workers to have skills and knowledge in working with children, young people and their families who have experienced trauma, working in a residential care setting and managing complex behaviours.

This skill set will give workers with existing qualifications at a Certificate IV level or higher in community services, welfare, youth work or related fields of study the minimum standards to work in a residential care setting.


The Case Management skill set has been designed to provide community service graduates or professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to work as or enhance their skills in case management.


This course is ideal if you like working with people. Throughout the two-years of study, you will be taught across a variety of work skill areas relevant to work within the community services sector.

You will learn about meeting individual needs, community participation, working with diverse people and community development. Your learning will involve role plays, simulations, project work, incursions and excursions.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

If you are passionate about empowering and supporting people, this could be the course for you.


The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) will train you to provide person-centred support to older people in an aged care setting.

You will learn how to provide physical, social and emotional support to clients. You will also learn how to work as part of a team with other professionals such as nurses and healthcare workers.

You will complete four weeks of work placement with one of our industry partners to help you put your skills into practice. With an ageing population, there is high demand for qualified staff in the sector. Many of our students are offered work on completion of their placement.


This course has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills to people who are wanting to work with youth and families in the child protection sector.

This course will give you the skills to embark on a rewarding career in Child, Youth and Family Intervention. This course will see you develop the skills needed to with and engage vulnerable individuals with the aim of improving the lives of others.

This course is suited to those who want to make a real difference to the community.


The Certificate IV in Community Services is a unique course as all 7 electives have been carefully selected to provide applicants with specific knowledge and skills around working within a family violence framework.

The Certificate IV in Community Services is tailored to build skills and knowledge around family violence for those currently looking to up-skill or seeking employment.


If you're passionate about empowerment, advocacy and inclusion and want to extend your skills and knowledge of disability, this course is for you.

With the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme  (NDIS), there are even greater opportunities to develop a rewarding career working in the  disability sector.

This course is structured to provide you with the skills and knowledge in subject areas such as empowerment, inclusion, supporting positive lifestyle, advocacy, augmented and alternative communication and human development.

Your learning will be facilitated by experienced trainers with close links to the disability sector.

The course coordinator is also Vice-President of Belonging Matters Inc, a not-for-profit organisation which educates and builds capacity for people with a disability to live valued lives in the community.

Your learning is complemented by 120 hours of work placement in the disability sector, throughout the duration of the course.


If you are passionate about improving the quality of life for those living in residential care and you want to work towards positive outcomes for members of your community by planning and running activities that enhance the emotional, social and physical well-being of others, then this course is the one for you.

The course is designed to provide you with skills and knowledge specifically related to the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure and health activities for a range of clients in the community services sector, such as aged care.

Subjects include planning programs, sociology, support for people with a variety of needs, physical health, effective communication, first aid and many more.

Your learning is complemented by 120 hours of industry placement throughout the duration of the course. With the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), there are even greater opportunities to develop a rewarding career working in the Aged Care and Disability sectors.


The course focuses on person centered recovery for people affected by mental illness.

You will learn how to implement trauma informed care and how to promote and facilitate wellness.

You will learn what it looks like to be a mental health support worker by learning the different models and interventions used in the sector.

We provide opportunities to practice different therapeutic approaches, interventions and assessment tools in a simulated environment.

This means we create scenarios for you to practice and be assessed on skills and knowledge that match a real workplace environment.

We have developed an exciting partnership with Supported Residential Services (SRS) which will enable you to gain valuable experience working in the field and will form part of your 80 hour practical placement.

We aim for you to feel practised and well prepared for when you enter the mental health workforce.

While completing your Certificate IV in Mental Health there is the opportunity to complete the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other drugs giving you a dual qualification.


This course provides you with the knowledge and skills required to perform as a professional community services worker, across a variety of settings within the social and community services industry.

These may include areas such as mental health, homelessness, family and domestic violence, child protection, employment support and migrant services.

While completing this course, our dedicated placement officers will find you two 200-hour practical placements (400 hours in total) at a community services agency of your preference.

Placement will not only ensure you are competent and work ready, but will also provide you with experience working as a community services worker, valuable networks and references for when you are looking for a job in the field.

Students in the day course will also take part in a community  project that will give you the skills to develop, implement and review projects within the community services sector.

This interactive and supportive course ensures that you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you require to support your growth as a professional worker in the community services sector.

Most classes are delivered face to face, although there is some requirement for online learning using our e-learning platform.

Part of the course training is offered in our modern simulation lab, where you will get to practice and experience intake, assessment and counselling skills with real life scenarios.


When you study the Diploma of Counselling at Holmesglen, you will develop the skills and knowledge required to undertake work within a community services industry.

This course is designed to give you a blend of theory underpinning counselling techniques, as well as the practical experience required to build capability.

You will get the opportunity to practise your counselling skills in a simulated environment that reflects 'real working' conditions with our professional actors.


This course prepares you to provide services to clients in relation to mental health and wellbeing.

It includes the knowledge and skills to provide person centred recovery, referral, advocacy, trauma informed practice and education/health promotion services.

The skills that you acquire as part of this course will enable you to work in a wide range of mental health programs, including group facilitation for people with a mental illness, case management, support work and crisis support management.


This course applies to you if you wish to learn theories, models, interventions and practical skills within the area of youth work and alcohol and other drugs.

It is a dual qualification so that after successful completion, you will leave with a CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work and a CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.

In this course, you will develop an understanding of issues affecting disadvantaged and diverse young people, and gain the skills you'll need to work with young people and their families.

You'll also learn case management models that will assist in working collaboratively with other community and health agencies to meet client needs.

This course aims to give you practical and real world experience working with young people. In second semester, you will complete a project that will take you out of the classroom and provide you with an opportunity to work with young people, enabling you to develop and participate in running group sessions to help engage and build rapport with them. These are crucial skills for youth workers.

In your final semester, you will complete a 160 hour placement. We have a dedicated placement team who will find a placement for you.

The team will have a one on one interview with you to discover your key areas of interest and to make sure that the placement selected helps you get the most out of the experience.


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